The Funding Network

Their Vision

A more equitable society and a social sector that has access to the connections and resources it needs to thrive. Their Purpose

To build the capacity of grassroots non-profit organisations, by helping to democratise giving and facilitating greater community engagement.

How They Work

The Funding Network (TFN) is the largest live collective giving model in Australia. We enable grassroots non-profits and social enterprises to access the capital, skills, connections and resources they need to thrive. We do this two ways: via TFN Live, our public in-person crowdfunding events; and TFN Learn, our capacity building services and workshops where we share our methodology with like-minded organisations.

Their Impact

Since 2013, TFN has brought together 10,000 people to collectively raise $11 million for 280 grassroots non-profits and social enterprises, guiding them on how to craft a compelling pitch to inspire new audiences. We have also facilitated over 2,200 direct introductions between non-profit leaders and donors who want to help and offer in-kind support, with the total value of in-kind support facilitated valued at $3.3 million. TFN’s model is innovative, collaborative and inclusive.

How to Join

Join us by coming along to one of our live crowdfunding events, a full list of upcoming events is available here. Alternatively, if you'd like to have a chat about how we can help your organisation use live crowdfunding to engage your donors/supporter base, email us:

More information

Kristen Lark, General Manager

0447 655 245

Beatrix Kates, Marketing Manager

0421 320 769

Bolder Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funder: Gandel Philanthropy

For-purpose: Australian Foundation for Yad Vashem

Award partner: Grant Toolbox


Environmental Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funders: The Pace Foundation, with The NR Peace & Justice Fund, Lenko Family Foundation, Melliodora Fund, (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation), Sarah Brenan, (Hamer Family Fund), The Mullum Trust, Vicki Olsson.

For-purpose: Beyond Zero Foundation

Award partner: Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network